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Archive: Jan 2021

The Beatles (and Hendrix and Bowie) in London: Part 2 – Mayfair (including Ziggy Stardust record cover key facts).

Posh Mayfair, upmarket Mayfair, moneyed Mayfair, you get the picture; it’s nice in Mayfair. Mayfair is in the West End of central London, which is not one district but a patchwork of neighbouring areas that developed through the 17th and 18th centuries (St James’s, Covent Garden and Soho were others). The West End formed the mainly…

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January 26, 2021

The Beatles in London: Part 1 – St John’s Wood (including Abbey Road record cover key facts).

St John’s Wood is a residential, mainly well-to-do, area on the north west edge of central London. It’s fair to say that St John’s Wood is best known for two world famous locations: Lord’s Cricket Ground and Abbey Road Studios (of which more later). Like many parts of London, this area has a history stretching…

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January 9, 2021